FILLING STATIONS MUST BE INCLUDED IN ANY RATES CONCESSIONS

24/02/2017

With continuing suggestions from Government sources that small businesses, especially those embracing ‘hospitality’, will be given concessions on their business rates liability in the March Budget.  Brian Madderson, Chairman of the P...

RMI BODYSHOPS COMMENTS ON ICO’S SEARCH WARRANT

24/02/2017

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), yesterday executed a search warrant at a property in the Palmers Green area of London as part of an investigation into the illegal access of customer details from a nationwide car repair com...

NFDA JOINS CALLS FOR BETTER ROADS

23/02/2017

“The need for the Government to invest in road maintenance, development and connectivity, was one of the main points outlined in the NFDA’s Budget submission to the HM Treasury. We are pleased to see that recent figures* confirm the im...

NAMA CAR AUCTION REPORT JANUARY 2017

20/02/2017

The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) has published its monthly car auction data report for January 2017. The report shows that overall in January: First time conversation rates saw an increase of 2.0% on December to...

NFDA HIGHLIGHTS INDUSTRY ISSUES IN 2017 BUDGET SUBMISSION

14/02/2017

“Continued strong and open trade with the EU was a focal point included in the NFDA’s letter sent to the HM Treasury in advance of Budget 2017”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which r...

NFDA MEMBERS MEET MPS AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

09/02/2017

“The key contribution of the retail motor sector to the UK economy was the theme of the dinner held yesterday at the House of Commons. With over 500,000 people employed in the sector and a combined turnover of 61.3bn across the top 200...

NAMA WELCOMES CHANGES TO LOGBOOK LOAN REFORMS

09/02/2017

“We are pleased to see that the government is to reform the legislation that governs logbook loans”, commented Louise Wallis, Head of The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA). Logbook loans are where a consumer takes out fin...

NEW YEAR MARKS SLOW START FOR MOTORCYCLE MARKET

08/02/2017

“Following extremely high numbers of bikes registered in December (10,990) the slowdown seen in January was hugely anticipated. Compared with last year’s strong results, this shows a decline of -15.6% which is, surprisingly, reasonable...

DRIVING DIGITAL 2017: THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL AUTOMOTIVE RETAILING

08/02/2017

“Following last year’s success, Driving Digital 2017 aims to provide you with a number of useful insights into the world of digital marketing and automotive retailing.  Keynote speakers will take you on a journey through the digital la...

NEW UK CAR MARKET OFF TO A STRONG START

06/02/2017

“The UK new car market grew by 2.9% in January with 174,564 new vehicles registered. The performance reflects the strength and importance of the retail motor sector adding to the growth of the UK economy”, said Sue Robinson, Director o...

2017 COMMERCIAL VEHICLE MARKET OFF TO RACING START

06/02/2017

”It is positive to see that light commercial vehicle registrations continued to grow last month with a 1.2% uplift in sales compared to the same period last year ”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Associa...

NFDA COMMENTS ON SCRAPPAGE SCHEME PLAN

03/02/2017

“Following speculations on the Government’s plan to introduce a scrappage scheme for diesel cars, the NFDA will be monitoring the situation and looking to engage with manufacturers and Government to ensure that the scheme has the desir...

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